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CUA51015 - DIPLOMA
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CUA51015 - DIPLOMA
of Screen and Media

Online Screenwriting





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CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media: Online Screenwriting

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Diploma of Screen and Media - Online Screenwriting

OVERVIEW

New York Film Academy Australia delivers an online, nationally recognised program CUA51015 - Diploma of Screen and Media with selected subjects focusing on Screenwriting.

New York Film Academy Australia recognises the critical role writers play in the creation of every film and television show. Yet, writing talent alone is not enough to create successful work in these mediums. Screenwriting is a learned craft, and a writer must write every day to train for the demands of this field, and to truly understand the elements that make a screenplay or teleplay functional, as well as engaging.

In addition to learning the conventions of the writing craft, students are given the support and structure to write and meet deadlines. Students write intensively throughout the course and complete several projects with the assistance of constructive critique from instructors, as well as peers.

WHAT MAKES OUR ONLINE SCREENWRITING PROGRAM UNIQUE?

From the comfort of your own home, students get the opportunity to work with industry professionals as they develop and nurture their screenwriting talents. The course schedule has been carefully crafted to ensure that students benefit from favourable work-life-study balance.

Over the course of the program, each student will develop and write a feature-length screenplay, plus one television "spec" script, along with the opportunity to workshop an additional treatment. As part of a fully integrated program, students explore related areas of screen production which enable them to apply their scripts to a professional context. In addition to writing classes, students study aspects of film craft, acting, pitching, and cinema studies, as they apply to screenwriting.

Upon completion of their studies, students will understand story structure, character, conflict and dialogue, and graduate the program with finished products that they can pitch and produce.

LEARNING GOALS
  1. In depth study of classic screenplay structure, character arcs, theme, conflict, flashbacks, voiceover, subtext, style, tone, visualization, discipline, and genre.
  2. Story generation and professional screenwriting practice.
  3. Development of treatments, pitch materials, and scripts across various mediums.
  4. Fundamentals of screen production

WRITING GOALS
  1. Logline, synopsis, and beat sheet for a:
    • feature film
    • TV sitcom pilot
    • TV drama pilot
  2. Treatment for a:
    • feature-length film
    • TV sitcom
    • TV drama
  3. Full draft screenplay for a feature length film.
  4. Full draft TV sitcom pilot.
  5. Revised draft of TV sitcom pilot OR the first draft of a one-hour drama pilot.
  6. A short written scene to be produced by NYFA Australia.

TECH REQUIREMENTS
Program Requirements:
  1. Personal computer or laptop
  2. Cell phone with video camera
  3. Zoom software (free)
  4. Screenwriting software (free or professional - Final Draft highly recommended for screenwriters).
  5. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
  6. Da Vinci Resolve (Free Version)
  7. Access to stable, high-speed internet connection.

Minimum specifications for computers:
  1. Processor - Intel Core i7 or newer CPU
  2. Operating system - macOS v10.14.6 or later / Windows 10
  3. RAM - 16 GB of RAM
  4. GPU - 4 GB of GPU VRAM
  5. Hard disk space - 50GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (will not install on a volume that uses a case sensitive file system or on removable flash storage devices).
  6. Additional external high-speed drive for media (min. 500 GB)
  7. Monitor resolution - 1920 X 1080 HD preferred
  8. Network Storage Connection - 1 Gigabit Ethernet (HD only)

CUA51015 - DIPLOMA OF SCREEN AND MEDIA: ONLINE SCREENWRITING APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested students are invited to complete the application form, with a personal statement, and attend a virtual interview to determine entrance to the program.

This program is delivered online. Click here to learn more about our on-campus Screenwriting program available at our Gold Coast campus.


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